Math and Science Centers

Anatomy and Physiology Lab

The Anatomy and Physiology Lab provides study resources for students of anatomy and physiology at CSM. The lab is staffed by experienced anatomy and physiology instructors, and peer tutors who are available to tutor, demonstrate structures, answer questions and provide study skills training. Models, specimens, reference books and internet access are available for use by students. For more information, visit the Anatomy and Physiology Lab website. (Science Building 36, Room 217; 574-6252)

When using the Anatomy and Physiology Center, students will:

  1. Have knowledge of the Anatomy and Physiology Lab resources, including how to access them.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of study strategies for anatomy and physiology courses.
  3. Express increased optimism about their abilities to pursue science learning.

Science Center

The Science Center is the home of the MESA Center and METaS Student Support. The Science Center provides a study support environment to help CSM students succeed in their science courses. Staffed with faculty, peer tutors, MESA support staff, the Science Center offers a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, accessible to and popular with students. It provides students the opportunity to consult with faculty, meet with tutors, work with other students in study groups, work individually in an academically stimulating environment, and participate in MESA and METaS activities.

The resources in the Science Center are targeted to students enrolled in any math or science course at CSM. This includes Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Health Science, Math, Nursing, Oceanography, Paleontology, and Physics.

The Science Center occupies two connected spaces. One space is a large room with 9 tables seating a total of about 45 students, science textbooks, anatomy and chemistry models, geology samples, specific course textbooks and supplements, and a faculty desk. Food is allowed in this first space and a microwave, sink and refrigerator are available for student use. The second space is a smaller room with 20 computers for student coursework and printing. Food is not allowed in this space. The smaller space also contains a microscope, a 3D printer, and a collection of historic instruments.

For business hours and more information, visit the Science Center website (Science Building 36, Room 110; 574-6688).

When using the Integrated Science Center, students will:

  1. Have knowledge of the Integrated Science Center resources, including how to access them.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of study strategies for science courses.
  3. Express increased optimism about their abilities to pursue science learning.

Math Resource Center

The Math Resource Center (MRC) provides assistance to students enrolled in CSM Math classes and with other math-related questions. The MRC is staffed by an instructional aide, student tutors and math faculty. The MRC is open 5 days a week. Hours are posted at the start of each semester. Within the MRC students may use computers loaded with math software and math resources materials. For more information, visit the Math Resource Center website (North Hall Building 18, Room 202; 574-6540).

When using the Math Resource Center, students will:

  1. Have knowledge of the MRC resources, including how to access them.
  2. Be able to show improvement with the specific skills or in understanding course content for which they have requested assistance.

Nursing Skills Lab

The Nursing Skills Lab provides instructional space for all of the nursing lab courses. In addition, Nursing 816, 817, 818, and 819, are offered during designated hours each week. Hours are posted in and outside of the lab. The lab houses 8 patient suites, including 2 designated simulation suites. Students have the opportunity to practice skills, demonstrate competencies, complete simulation scenarios, view media, study, and complete a variety of other assignments. For more information, visit the Nursing Skills Lab website (Health and Wellness Building 5, rooms 360 and 380, 574-6213/6218).

When using the Nursing Skills Lab, students will:

  1. Have knowledge of the Nursing Skills Lab resources, including how to access them.
  2. Appraise own professional performance accurately.
  3. Evaluate professional learning needs and take steps to meet them.